The Competition Bureau has provided five articles to celebrate Canadian Innovation Week 2023.
Believe it or not, there is a link between competition and equity! The Competition Bureau and the Government of Canada are supporting the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development research on the topic of gender-inclusive competition policy. Early results demonstrate that competition authorities could achieve what’s called a “double dividend”. That is, our actions could create equity and efficiency benefits by focusing on cases and advocacy that impacts equity-seeking groups, such as women.
We’re also striving to improve equitable access to information. We are making a concerted effort to conduct outreach and promotion work with gender, diversity and inclusiveness principles in mind.
For example, we are working to improve our outreach to business support organizations that focus on LGBT+, minorities and other underrepresented, equity-seeking entrepreneurs and business owners.
We’re also taking steps to communicate in more accessible formats to reach out to a wider and more inclusive audience. We have more and more free, accessible plain language resources. We’re using more regularly social media, videos and podcasts to meet all Canadians where they are and to reduce barriers to understanding competition law.
We’re confident that promoting more equitable access to information about competition law can have a positive impact on fostering competition and driving innovation.
By The Competition Bureau
The Competition Bureau is an independent law enforcement agency that protects and promotes competition in Canada.